Whereas the United Nations Human Rights Commission has been laboring for some time in preparation of the Covenant on Human Rights directed to the guaranteeing of "human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion" as set forth in the charter of the United Nations; now therefore be it resolved that the Central Conference of American Rabbis urges our government to increase its efforts to see that agreement is reached by members of the United Nations Human Rights Commission on the texts of an International Covenant so that all the children of God may be guaranteed the full enjoyment of their inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms.
Suggested Discussion Questions:
Why do you think the Central Conference of American Rabbis issued a commitment to the UN Declaration on Human Rights? Do you agree with them?
Time Period: Modern (Spinoza through post-WWII)